2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V

When you want a compact and fun crossover, the first thing that comes to mind is likely a Kia Soul. There’s no need to shop around after that because the Kia Soul is the right solution, especially with the improvements made to the 2020 model. You can see exactly what we mean as we compare the Soul to what Honda has to offer in the segment with our 2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V comparison. Both of these models are four-door compact crossovers, but the Soul leaves the HR-V in the dust.

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2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Honda HR-V

$17,490 Base MSRP $20,520
201 Max Horsepower 141
Standard / Standard Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Available / Available
62.1 Cubic-Feet Max Cargo Room 58.8 Cubic-Feet

How does the Kia Soul compare to the Honda HR-V?

People tend to think of Honda models as affordable, but that is often not the case, and the Kia Soul proves that. Even with its revised pricing for 2020, the Kia Soul still comes in at over $3,000 less in terms of the starting MSRP. That’s a huge difference.

If you did buy that base HR-V what would you get for the extra $3,000? Would you get more power? No, the Soul offers a little more standard power and a lot more available power with its turbo trim. Would you get more features? No, the HR-V doesn’t even include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto as a standard feature. What about utility? You wouldn’t get more of that either as the HR-V skimps out on the maximum cargo room.

The HR-V not only falls short in terms of everything that we’ve talked about in this comparison thus far, but it also falls short in the style department. The HR-V is boring, bland, and unrefined. It’s like Honda took the dull design of the CR-V, shrunk it down, and made it less interesting. On the other hand, the Kia Soul has a unique style, and with a few of its trim levels, you can change up that style even further with the sporty GT-Line and GT-Line Turbo and the outdoorsy X-Line.